Hazmat Situation Declared At Camden County Pumping Station

CAMDEN COUNTY, NJ (CBS) — Hazmat crews were called to Big Timber Creek in South Jersey Sunday afternoon.

Authorities say they were called to the scene around 3 p.m. when they discovered several thousands of gallons of sewage spilled into the creek.

Camden County Municipal Utilities Authority says a local power outage caused the Gloucester Township pumping station to lose service temporarily that caused the spill.

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No injuries were reported.

Officials are asking residents not to swim in, fish in or drink from the creek even though Big Timber Creek is not a source of drinking water. Fishing and swimming could be impacted temporarily.

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection has been notified, and will be providing advisory support.

via 215Today.


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